Congratulations to BECMA

Persistance and data have sparked a change in how the Governor’s office awards state contracts, as this story in the Boston Globe notes. In January, BECMA, the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, urged changes in how state contracts are awarded. They made a...

“Infrastructure is boring!”

The Covid-19 pandemic has focused the attention of public bank advocates on immediate economic needs: small business loans, municipal finance in the face of a tax base collapse, and how to support the unemployed and vital non-profits, such as hospitals and food banks....

Whately Selectboard endorse H935/S579

On March 11, the Selectboard for the town of Whately unanimously voted to support H935/S579, An Act Establishing the Massachusetts Infrastructure Bank. As the board pointed out… As its name provides, H935 focuses its efforts on mitigating chronic deficiencies in...